Identifying with people in Kakata City (Liberia)
Location: Liberian Christian Association of the Blind and Group Of “77” Disable Center in Kakata City, Margibi County
Date : May 6 – May 9, 2020
Partner: Restoring Lives Ministries International (RLMI)
# of participants: 9
On May 6 and 9, 2020, in collaboration with Restoring Lives Ministries International (RLMI), students and youth of IAYSP-Liberia went to Margibi, Kakata city, benefiting around 38 people.
Buckets, Clorox, face masks, and tide soap were given. A live interview with “Classic FM” of Kakata was held. The President of IAYSP-Liberia explained their mission of identifying with the Liberian Christian Association of the Blind and with the Group of “77” Disable Center. They brought some sanitary materials for them.
They ask about their basic needs and names of the people there, which was an opportunity for the Secretary-General and the administrator of those places to express how they lost the support from the government. This made them feel abandoned and brought difficulties for them to fix things and buy sufficient food and materials needed for teaching.
As if a promise was made, the group went back three days later answering those requests. They brought rice, vitae, pepper, oil, salt, and some onions. They also repaired a hand pump that had been down for three weeks.
Another interview was held, where they could express a grateful heart for the unique experience they had and the success of their mission, saying that there is more to come. They hoped for a lasting relationship that goes beyond a COVID-19 friendship.